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Home Town: Uniondale, New York, USA
Living In: Port Jefferson Station, New York, USA
Member Since: May 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
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About this Cook
I have been cooking since I was 11 years old when I discovered how much fun it was. My family is originally from Jamaica, W.I. so we all love to get together, enjoy each other's company and of course eat!` I love cooking because I feel it is my way I can express myself in a way that brings enjoyment to other people.
My favorite things to cook
Any West Indian Dish (Jamaican): Curry goat, Rice and peas with coconut milk, oxtail, ackee and saltfish, escovich fish to name just a few. I am developing a love for traditional baking now as well i.e pies, breads, etc.
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
I scaled down this recipe to make for 2 children (age 2&4). I was skeptical about making Mac & cheese from scratch because these kids only like velveta shells and cheese! I used small shells and I also didn't have the exact cheeses so I used pecorino Romano, sharp white cheddar and 1 little stick of mozzarella string cheese. I only used a tiny drop of mustard (about 1/16 of a teaspoon ) and followed the prep directions. This still came out to about 4 kid sized portions. The pickiest (the 4 year old) said to me when she tasted it "you make good Mac and cheese" that is the best I could have heard! She said it tasted cheesy like her favorite popcorn (Smartfood)! I will be hanging on to this recipe for sure! Thanks so much for this easy and quick recipe!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2013
To Die For Blueberry Muffins
I have made this recipe three times now and they have all turned out beautifully except for the first time. But then I halved the recipe because I only wanted to make 4 muffins the first time. I don't get the negative comments --especially the ones that didn't follow the recipe. The first time I made these my muffins did sink from the streusel and I figured out it was because I had over mixed the batter. Also I used muffin liners and just sprayed the outside lip of the muffin pan. I mean come on if you are working with a butter and sugar streusel and you are going to fill the muffin cups to the top, you have to take certain precautions-- of course it's going to stick if it overflows-- it's sugar! Anyhow the only change I made in the recipe was to use brown sugar in the streusel instead of white (preference). I also checked them after 16 min because of the high temp. Ended up taking them out at 19 min. But then I was also using a convection oven. You have to check your baking time because every oven is different. I will be using strawberries the next time I make these.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2013
Easy Taco Rolls
I loved these! I added my own little touches and added black beans as well to the mixture. So yummy! This is has been added to my rotation of meals.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2012

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